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Dallas Mavericks (42-22) vs Charlotte Bobcats (12-50)

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Season Series
Dallas Mavericks 105-99 Charlotte Bobcats
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Injured Reserve
Dallas Mavericks
Jerry Stackhouse -- Strained Right Groin
Erick Dampier -- Stress fracture in right foot
Tariq Abdul-Wahad -- Left knee tenditis
Charlotte Bobcats
Gerald Wallace -- Bruised Ribs
Kareem Rush -- Sprained left MCL
Tamar Slay -- Injured left foot
 

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It won't be a blowout because whilist Damp will be out, thats just fact ATM. Eiither way will win, but without Damp the scorelines will be much closer. Mavs to win 103-97.
 

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Inside the Bobcats

Perfect leaders: Coach and GM Bernie Bickerstaff may be the perfect person to lead the Bobcats through their infancy. One of his toughest decisions will come this off-season, however, when the Bobcats decide how much loot to sink into point guard Brevin Knight, who is having his best season as a pro at the bargain price of $1 million.
Briefly: They had lost 18 of their last 20 games entering Friday night's visit to San Antonio. ... Defense has been a major problem as they surrendered 112 or more in four consecutive games in the last week.

Inside the Mavericks

Slow starters: Nothing has been more certain of late than a slow start by the Mavericks. They have been outscored in the first quarter in nine of the last 10 games. The average score after 12 minutes: 25.9-22.1. Not surprisingly, they're 5-5 in that span.

Briefly: Offense has been a concern of late. They have scored under 100 points in five of their last nine games and are averaging barely 97 points in that span. ... They got a much-needed day of rest Friday with orders to stay away from the gym.

Key matchup

Dirk Nowitzki vs. Emeka Okafor: When the teams met in Charlotte, Okafor had a huge night with 24 points and 15 rebounds. While he's being pressed by Chicago's Ben Gordon and Luol Deng for rookie of the year honors, there's no doubting Okafor's ability to be an anchor for years to come for the Bobcats. Nowitzki hasn't looked himself the last two weeks because of a knee problem.
 

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Ok now I know we will win this game. We might come out playing bad, but that is the effect of losing Nelson. Players will be sad. But they should be used to playing with AJ
 

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The mavs will come out energized with the new coach, look for them to take this game with relative ease.
Prediction Mavs win
101-96

OT: About the betting points, does it mean that u get points only if mavs win by +12?

EDIT: Now +14
 

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A small run by charlotte, good timeout by Avery. We need to limit Bogans he's already hit 2 3's, if he heats up it could be a nightmare for the Mavs.
 

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A small run by charlotte, good timeout by Avery. We need to limit Bogans he's already hit 2 3's, if he heats up it could be a nightmare for the Mavs.
Stick Josh Howard on him!

Mavericks are already outrebounding Charlotte by 12!
 

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Devin Harris, is already in..GASP

How in the name of Earth did we let the Bobcats go on a 10-2 run on us :curse:
 

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We have 22 more rebounds than the Bobcats, Finley almost has as many rebounds as them. Yet, we're up 2?
 
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